"The Drax Files: World Makers" profiles the creative people behind the avatars who move the virtual world of Second Life forward with their passion and persistence.
A new video will be released every last Friday or first Monday of the month.
Mixed reality interviews with subjects from all over the globe form the basis of personal stories that profile designers, game-makers, role-players and fashion aficionados, musicians, artists and social-issue activists: for these dedicated residents the avatar is not just a separate pixelated entity, but a true extension of themselves with which they navigate the digital space.
The show will utilize real-life footage and Skype interviews as well as machinima from within Second Life and feature a range of creators from self-taught hobbyists to dedicated pros from all walks of life, from all over the world, cutting across gender, ethnic and generational divides.
Second Life is a world solely made and nourished by its residents - therefore truly only their imagination can be the limit!
2006/2007 SL was growing tremendously as the mainstream press hyped the digital universe without taking a breather....and without much insight really! A type of digital parachute journalism emerged only scratching the surface of the engaging possibilities of a virtual world with an open-ended architecture like SL & arguably doing a bit of harm by perpetuating titillating clichees. I entered the world in February 2007 & have enjoyed documenting the ups and downs, the ins and outs, the drama, the creativity, the edge pushing ever since - from a decidedly different angle than other press outlets. These videos span the years 2007 - 2011. My more recent stuff can be seen in the other playlists. I am not stopping...YET!